Archive of posts tagged "garden"

City of Vancouver Community Garden Applications

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The City of Vancouver is making more land available for community gardens and have opened up another round of the application process. Photo credit: parker yo! on Flickr You can currently download and submit an “Expression of Interest” for starting a community garden in a city park, on other city-owned land, or on private land. […]

VanDusen Botanical Garden: Luxury Supercar Weekend & Bloom Gala 2012

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VanDusen Botanical Garden is turning 37 years old next week as it prepares to host two gala events in September. Rejuvenated with a new visitor centre, cafe and meeting space, the 55-acre garden is home to hydrangeas, rhododendrons, ferns, beeches, roses, oaks, giant redwoods, bamboos, magnolias, lakes, and much more. Aside from all the natural […]

Hovander Homestead & Tennant Lake Park in Washington

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Whatcom County in Washington holds many attractions and destinations for those traveling for a day trip, or longer, from the Greater Vancouver region. Moving beyond the shopping malls and grocery stores of Bellingham, there’s much more to discover and enjoy. Two of such destinations is the Hovander Homestead Park and Tennant Lake Park, perfect for […]

Photowalk: Stanley Park Flowers

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On a sunny Vancouver morning I set out on a walk with a dear friend around the Stanley Park sea wall. We ducked into the park around Second Beach and decided to take a detour through the gardens around the pitch and putt course. Armed with our pocket cameras, we spent close to an hour […]

West End Traffic Circle Gardens

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Lying between bustling downtown business hubs and Stanley Park, Vancouver’s West End is a very special neighbourhood. It’s a place where birds sing and heritage houses become museums, community facilities, and B&Bs. Cherry blossoms line the streets in early spring, tulips pop out in late April, and a lush green canopy hangs over roadways throughout […]